Property found: Park Avenue
An officer was called to the Pinecrest parking lot around 4:30 a.m. on January 28 to a report of a large black cloth suitcase containing an electric piano and a Yamaha MOXF8 synthesizer. Security camera footage showed a man leaving The Last Page restaurant carrying the briefcase, then slamming it onto the rear bumper of a silver sedan, getting into the car and then driving off without it.
Police on the next shift planned to check with restaurant management, as the car had been seen on film parked in front of the establishment earlier before pulling into the parking lot.
Theft (cheque, negotiable instrument), forgery (cheques): East Ash Lane
An 85-year-old resident came to the police station on Jan. 29 accompanied by his daughter, a wife of Pepper Pike, to report that a week earlier he had written a check for $3,936 to the county property tax office of Cuyahoga and placed it in a letterbox at the Beachwood Post Office on Green Road.
On January 27, he was notified by the KeyBank branch in Solon that someone had altered the check and fraudulently cashed it. His account was frozen and KeyBank refunded his account, with Orange police providing further information about the identity theft.
Personal well-being, dangerous drugs: Orange Place
Police were called to the Courtyard Marriott by hotel management on the afternoon of Jan. 26 after a 25-year-old Las Vegas-Henderson, Nevada woman failed to check in on time and did not answer her door or phone after saying she would rebook.
The same happened with the police, until staff let them into the room, where they found plastic bags containing around 3.5 grams of a white powdery substance they believed to be cocaine or fentanyl, and just over an ounce of suspected marijuana.
She added that the suspected drugs were not hers and there may have been other people in the room who had taken them. When police found sex toys, condoms in the room and over $1,500 in cash in an ice bucket, they asked her if she had solicited prostitution, which she denied, although her background criminals have shown prior arrests.
The case was sent to the Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges and the woman was ordered to leave the room immediately.
Driving under suspension, displaying lights, mishandling a firearm in a motor vehicle: Harvard Road
After a patrol officer stopped a westbound car with a working headlight and no license plate lights late Jan. 25, the driver, a 22-year-old Cleveland man, did not was able to provide only his social security number due to the fact that his license was suspended.
He forgot that under the driver’s seat he had a Smith & Wesson SD40 VE semi-automatic pistol with a cartridge in the magazine, for which he did not have a concealed carry permit. Police also recovered a used .40 caliber bullet case that was sent to the county crime lab.
All the jails in the area were full, so he was cited for DUS and an equipment violation, and was told he would face a direct indictment by a county grand jury for the weapons violation. .
Identity theft, well found: Orange Place
A 27-year-old man in Herriman, Utah, reported on Jan. 29 that he received a notification through the Marriott Bonvoy app that someone had used 90,000 points from his rewards account to book two rooms. , as well as $70 fraudulently debited from his Chase Marriott Visa card.
Hotel staff said the guest who checked in used identification that matched his name and address, the rooms booked by someone using the Lomax name.
In the bedrooms, police found a purse and wallet containing ID, Social Security and credit cards for a 22-year-old woman, with addresses in Warrensville Heights and Wilberforce, Ohio, a necklace in silver, a PlayStation 4 and a red winter vest.
Messy Driving: North Hilltop Road
Police responded to a residence on the evening of Jan. 30 after a 911 call about a woman threatening her husband, 59, with a gun. The husband then called back telling the dispatchers to ignore the police request.
Police showed up to see what was going on and the couple – who both showed signs of intoxication – agreed it was a verbal argument.
Officers located a loaded Glock 17 under the ottoman in the living room and took the weapon to safety, along with a Remington .870 Express shotgun.
Both were cited for disorderly conduct and told to stay away from each other for the night. The husband agreed to a voluntary courtesy walk at a hotel in Beachwood.
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